Brynäs IF is a professional Swedish ice hockey team from Gävle. The club currently plays in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), the top tier of ice hockey in Sweden. The club has played in the top-tier league since 1960.
|League||Swedish Hockey League|
|Founded||12 May 1912|
|Home arena||Monitor ERP Arena|
|General manager||Jennie Brobeck, Gunnar Ekman (temp.)|
|Head coach||Mikko Manner|
|Le Mat Trophy||(13) (1964, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1993, 1999, 2012)|
Brynäs IF was formed by Nils Norin, Ferdinand Blomkvist, and Thure Ternström on 12 May 1912 and began to play ice hockey in 1939. The club has also competed in association football, athletics, bandy, swimming, and water polo. The team has played in the hockey league's top flight since 1960 and has won the Swedish championship 13 times, most recently in 2012.
Brynäs IF became the world's first ice hockey club to collaborate with the United Nations Program UNICEF, after signing a five-year contract with the organisation on 20 November 2013 (expiring in 2018). On 3 June 2014, the club also signed a five-year contract with Gävle Municipality (expiring after the 2018–19 season). The municipality acquired the naming rights for the club's home arena and renamed it Gavlerinken Arena. The latter collaboration also meant the municipality would pay the club to play with ad-free jerseys, starting in the 2014–15 season, as the only SHL team. The arena is since September 2019 named Monitor ERP Arena.
In 2021, after finishing 13th (out of 14 teams) in the regular season, the team was forced to defend its SHL status for the first time since 2008, playing a best-of-seven series against the last-placed team, HV71, with home advantage.
This is a partial list, featuring the five most recent completed seasons. For a more complete list, see List of Brynäs IF seasons.
|Eighth-finals||—||1–2||5,368||Lost 1–2 vs Djurgårdens IF|
|Swedish Championship playoffs||—||11–9||7,298||Lost in Finals, 3–4 vs HV71 Silver|
|Eighth-finals||—||2–1||5,019||Won 2–1 vs Luleå HF|
|Swedish Championship playoffs||—||1–4||6,008||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs Växjö Lakers|
Players and personnelEdit
- Axel Svensson (1943–1944)
- Conny Eriksson (1954–1957)
- Arne Backman (1960–1961)
- Nils Bergström (1961–1963)
- Herbert Pettersson (1963–1966)
- Börje Mattsson (1966–1967)
- Nils Bergström (1967–1969)
- Tommy Sandlin (1969–1977)
- Rolf Andersson (1977–1979)
- Lennart Johansson (1979–1980)
- Tord Lundström (1980–1981)
- Lennart Johansson (1981–1982)
- Stig Salming (1982–1987)
- Tord Lundström (1987–1988)
- Staffan Tholson (1988–1991)
- Tommy Sandlin (1991–1996)
- Göran Sjöberg (1996–1998)
- Roger Melin (1998–2002)
- Esko Nokelainen (2002)
- Gunnar Persson (2002–2004)
- Tomas Jonsson (2004)
- Roger Kyrö (2004–2005)
- Wayne Fleming (2005–2005)
- Leif Boork (2005–2007)
- Olof Östblom (2007–2008)
- Tomas Thelin (2008)
- Leif Boork (2008)
- Niklas Czarnecki (2008–2011)
- Tommy Jonsson (2011–2014)
- Thomas Berglund (2014–2017)
- Roger Melin (2017–2017)
- Tommy Sjödin (2017–2018)
- Magnus Sundquist (2018–2020)
- Peter Andersson (2020–present)
Franchise records and leadersEdit
Individual season recordsEdit
- Most Goals in a season: Tom Bissett, 40 (1998–99)
- Most Assists in a season: Jan Larsson, 43 (1998–99)
- Most Points in a season: Lars-Göran Nilsson, 62 (1970–71)
- Most Penalty Minutes in a season: Tommy Melkersson, 118 (1996–97)
- Most Points in a season, defenseman: Pär Djoos, 48 (1998–99)
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game;= current Brynäs IF player
Trophies and awardsEdit
- 1963–64, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1992–93, 1998–99, 2011–12
Coach of the Year
- Martin Alsiö (April 2004). "De allsvenska klubbarnas födelsedagar" (PDF) (in Swedish). Bolletinen. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
- "Brynäs IF och UNICEF i unikt samarbete" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Gävle kommun går in som huvudpartner till Brynäs IF" (in Swedish). Brynäs IF. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
- "Brynäs spelar med reklamfria ställ" (in Swedish). Gefle Dagblad. 6 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "A-laget > Spelartrupp" (in Swedish). www.brynas.se. 19 May 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
- "Eliteprospects.com - Brynäs". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "Brynäs ‑ All-Time SHL Leaders". QuantHockey.com. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
- "All-Time Stats for Brynäs". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
- Official website (in Northern Sami)